Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 28, 1924, Image 2

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t BT It H*Ttt*Vr 4 T Elizabeth B Halh*w»jr, AMMtpto Bd ; B U i ; . »« \ VHaAota Two Boten «»A Fo»r Bte » Im x k l u i M itw r J u blk« poatofflc« *t Vlad®», »der Act of M*rch 1, U f i Altered M fi, ISIS, M OUtaA*. # 30« per lack per Jm*. Ftato matter 23c. Reader* 10c per line first lnaertloa, Sc alter. f oM*u.'B Advert uinp Representative T U1 AM! .Kit AN PRESS ASSOCIATION 1 Our Country! In ker Inter­ course with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong — Stephen Decatur end The Dig Hole Basin New* liU . >Bg m Che J C l’ KSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1824 IT’M A MISTAKE We occasionally encounter in our rounds of Ness Cily and the neigh lorirg community the lype of man v bo believes that a newspaper ts triyer to publish derogatory things or Heme nboui people that are Bure to pinbcrtiss or render those same poeple un 1)!:ppy. Tills is a mistake oml one we regret to cali attention to born use it is so unnecessary. Them isn't a newspaper man in (¡os country but who could spring a si nwition in his community if he wanted to, at any time, by merely printing the things he knows but dees not print Deciding What not to pi nt is (be most troublesome part ( f editing a newspaper. How many ii ws items are suppressed for Inno­ cent relatives and for the public tcod nobody outside a newspaper of­ fice has any idea of. In some in- f tfliH os the man who flies into a pas riou because a newspaper prints 'Anything about him which he con- i ders uncomplimentary has every mason to be grateful to the editor for publishing so lit lie of what he knows about the case and the cir- { umsiiincps surrounding It. And often times the loudest bluffer is the man who is more guilty than the public generally credits him with be­ ing. A big noise is often a device to cover cowardice. Newspapers put up with more Muffing than any other agency. Not because they lack the courage to \call the bluff,” but because their editors are unwilling to ase the powen they have in hand to send sorrow into the Innocent hearts of the relatives of the man who is do ing the bluffing. No, gentle reader, an editor doe? not hunt trouble. On the other hand he is kept pretty busy turning his back upon that which he knows can only stir up trouble and that can not do anybody any good or make any­ body happy.— Ness Coanty (Kan.) News. M1VORI TV DEMANDS TkMuttte « 4 amx bey* fwre i Hyakg d tin ( M l M U * iMETtftg row * « iudto** ts'aw v fc'Star t a * » t t j r e i : ¡pSpl vW -f JWSMPWIKV j II t * * M rt*M «*estioa irkedtar'Ut«*f lemitirei kfta MAM 4» ftjfettd fit ft|> tisunce thou the able-bodied «m a r - vice nut* tor whom a bonus Is sought What boaus beneficiary, abte-bolibd and alive, would relish the idea of his dead comrade’s parents, paying the tax which provides him with his bonus proposition?— The Maaufac tuter. HE VOTE d T o R GOOD ROADS The county was to vote on a bond issue which would criss-cross It with hsrd roads. _ At s public meeting in the county seat the arguments pre­ sented from the forum were largely directed against the issue of bonds, based on the higher taxes which would be paid and the fact that “ we already have all we can pay.” The chairman was au anti-bond advocate. After a pro-bond speech, to which he listened with ill-conceal­ ed impatience, he called Farmer Jones to his feet. \You tell ’em, Brother Jones,” he said. “ You would be heavily taxed and yet you wouldn't be within a quarter of a mile of the road.” ,Turning to a lieu­ tenant lie smiled. “ He'll tell 'em, too. I've heard him talk before He's hot against extra taxes for roads! ” \Fnieuds began Farmer Jones, \for years I have fought good roads at county expense. I was wrong. I’m here to tell you why. Last winter my little girl got sick. She was awfu' sick. I got the doctor on the tele­ phone and he said he’d be right out. It took him eight hours to get to the house. He got mired in down by the horBe pond When he got there it was too late. My little girl choked to death with diphtheria My road tax might have cost me fifty dollars a year for a few years; and I’d have a daughter. I saved money— and bought a tombstone with it, and the roads are just as bad as ever. I'm for the bond issue and when the road is built I’ll build my own quarter of a mile of read so I can get to It I’ve still get two children.” The bond Issue carried ' ' : É é lljHau Aw WWl« engaged in repelrlng th* roof of a homestead shack near Brutada, Mont., aa Inland point 100 mil** anrth- w*»t 9t Mile* City, Fred Heist, a rancher In the Hoi* In the Beck re­ gion, was shot down in cold blood by an unknown assailant who made hi* escape. Witnesses to the tragedy wjHjp his three »mail children who accom­ panied their father to the building of bis mother-in-law which he waa In the process of repairing. The slayer used a .30 calibre rifle, shooting from a rocky ambush sear the place which afforded him protection from the eight of the children playing around the house. The only cue found by offi­ cers was the tracks of a saddle horse beside the new rifle shell where it had fallen. The slaying is surrounded in mystery. Mrs. Heist is said to have told of­ ficers thut her husband at one time was in the secret service In Oklahoma uiul that one enemy made in the coarse of his work had threatened to kill him. Her husband, she said, told her two years ago this uun was then in Bil­ lings. The widow and eight chlldreb survive. Garfield county authorities are bending every effort to apprehend the slayer. Disabled sad incapacitated voter ans ©f the World war la this country are entitled to every consideration moral and financial, from both gov. enrment and private «mress. It is r.ot to be regarded as an act of char­ ity nor as a rratafty, bat as a duty toward a fellow maa who entered in mind and body because of service to his «¡©entry, Whatever the «est, pwiafug for a teserai saMfenf’ ho : «W ' ' ter MinDrred. s a w® 1» fsfcsH H g iite 1st' m r i f ms-1 m m Tie utter IHOJtT «TORIES OF HOME FOLK Blake Hammer, who has been suf­ fering for several weeks with a lame back, left last Fiiday to try the aierits of tbe Janline hot springs al Jackson. Here’s hopin’, old-timer! Frlta Walehly brought down a few of the polled Angus beef steers pur chased from Frank Pendleton. They are beauties and the Ilutte patrons of the Hansen Packing company will enjoy a rarre treat. A II Cain of Ogden took & squint at the Big Hole feed lots last week. He to an old schoolmate of Frank Pendleton but arrived too late to get hold of the fancy beef stuff Frank has this season— Fritz Walehly of the Hansen Packing company, Butte, beat him to it. Helming Bros unfurl their Chev­ rolet. flag in our advertising columns this week. If you are not in shape to buy a car this season you'd better g've those fellows a wide berth for they are going after you all the way from a Ford to a Buiek— they’ve al- vrady landed The New« for a road­ ster of the latter type. A number of Virginia Crane’s friends gave her a surprise party on he advent of her birthday last week, it the Community building. Dane- ing was indulged and a royal spread at the A B C . Upon “ counting noses»” Mrs Crane discovered the fatal 18 and immediately proceeded to Install a dummy, which she labeled “ Har­ old,\ at the table to d’spel the gloom Oat o f respect to the memory of Miss Jean Pendergast, who passe! sway last Friday evening, the Libra­ ry association entertainment which j had been aanonced for last Saturday I r ght has be or, postponed t » Sainr-! day night of this week. ThJ object ( of »he eaterta’ament is to re mburse t!.’ usseefattoB for improv-menti tn the Community building and should draw a large erowd. Marias River Project Progressing Latest reports coming Into tha Marius river irrigation project head­ quarters are exceedingly encouraging cud indicate that th« reqdlsUe num­ ber of signatures will soon he secured. Since the last meeting o f the welfare club, eight teams have been busy se­ curing signatures in Havre and vi­ cinity and have been succeeding Is th« work. Some work is still to be don« is the country os soon as tbe roads per­ mit. The work then will be completed and tbe petitions filed in the diitrjct court. Another Record Coyoto Catch Following dose upon the report of a Terry trapper catching 48 coyotes comes llie statement of Frank Shults, of Hinsdale, to the effect that during (lie past two months he has trapped sixty coyotes on bis ten-mile trap line nenr the Canadian border. Will Recover Stolen Bonds Three thousand dollars in Indus­ trial bonds belonging to Mrs. Pru­ rience Justice, of Great Falls, stolon by bank bandits operating In Mon­ tana who have recently been appro- bended by federal and state authori­ ties, will be returned to their owner. The bonds are now In the possession of tbe Gallatin county sheriff and will be used as evidence In the trial of al­ leged bandits he! din the county Jail at Bozeman. Wash Day at Proanlck Homo Wasn't When prohibition enforcement offi­ cers walked Into the kitchen of Mr* Joe Prosnirk, In Anaconda, recently, the room presented the appearance of the weekly family wash day. But th* wash boiler steaming away on tbs Stove while Mrs. Prosnick camou­ flaged by rubbing briskly at a tub, wasn’t full of boiling clothe*. It waa a cleverly constructed home-made »till and was filled with a goodly quantity of mash. Married Twice the 8am« Day When Justice Ferris, of Choteau, started to fill out the marriage cer­ tificate of Adolph Denton, of Great Falls, and Helen Greke, of Evans, w hom he had just married, he noticed that the license had been secured In Ohoteau county. He advised the couple to get « Teton county license to make the marriage binding and after a hasty trip to the court bouse another ceremony waa performed. * * * Supreme Court Clerk Dead 1 * Dana Easton, clerk e t tbe i * Montana supreme court, was i * found dead in bis room in s f * Helens club. Easton was a it * former service man who was f * wounded oversea* tad a former i * member of tbe atate legislator* » * Don Poplar. In Befleau Wood 1 * Eastofi rece-fred 1« wounds. ’ 1 * # * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BONDED BEET O f COUNTIES IS THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS T OTAL bonded and warrant Indebt­ edness o f tbe counties o f Montana at the close of tbe last fiscal year was |30.770,lit, according to a compilation wad« by the state board of equaliza­ tion. It pointed out that taxes which tbe residents of the 54 counties which bare bonfietUor warrant Indebtedness must pay must exceed current expens­ es of coanty and municipal govern­ ments by a margin large enough to at least pay interest on this debt and to eventually retire the debt. Lake county, newly created Is the only ope of the state's subdivisions which does not have both warrant and bond debt* Lake county reported neither. The debt of more than $30,000,000 Is incurred exclusively In the name of the several counties—not Including the debts of Incorporated municipalities, the total fr which Is not available but undoubtedly runs Into additional mil­ lions. Fergus county has the largest debt of the 54 counties having debts. Fer­ gus, on the date reporting, owed $443,- 754.82 In outstanding warrants and It had $1,872,000 In outstanding bonds, a total debt of $2,815,754.82. Beaverhead county has the least In­ debtedness, having an assessable value of $28,874,002 and a total debt of only $10,028.41 of which $18,500 Is In the form of bonds and $6,428.41 in war­ rant* COUNTIES HAVE PREFERRED CLAIM ON BANKS C OUNTIES have a preferred claim over unsecured depositors of a de­ funct bank for funds not protected by security, Attorney General Rankin ruled In un opinion handed down re­ cently. As regards the liability of the bank for funds not fully secured, Mr. Ran­ kin cites an opinion in point of the su­ preme court, which held: \The deposit of county funds In a bank of excess of the security taken from the bank to secure said funds was Illegal, and the bank was a trustee ex maleflcio of the excess for the use and benefit of the county, and the county has, as against the unsecured cren.torg of the hank a preferred claim upon the assets of the bank to the extent of the funds on deposit therein In excess of the security furnished to the county by the bank.\ The attorney general contends that this rule would hold where no security was obtained, and if the bank falls the county gets a prior clulm to all non­ preferred deposits. COUNTY ASSESSORS OVERLOOK MANY AUTOMOBILES A SSESSORS of Montana found only 54,627 automobiles In the state last year although the secretary of state’s office issued more than 70,000 licenses. In 1022 the total reported by the county officials to the state board of equalization was 50,902. That year the average value was listed as $297.30, but apparently cars were less valuable last year for the average was ascertained to be $271.30. Thus the assessors’ figures gave the total value of cars In 1922 as $15,321,928 and In 1023 $14,834,699, o decrease of $487,229. 170,576.78 BARRELS OF OIL TRANSPORTED A TOTAL OF 170,576.78 barrels of oil was transported through Mon­ tana pipelines during the month of December, reports from the Mutual and Illinois companies, filed writh the railroad commissioners reveal. Of this amount the Itllnola lines carried 8,- 816.07 and the Mutual lines, 167,260.71. LIVINGSTON VETERAN NAMED SUPREME COURT CLERK J OHN Ward Crosby of Livlngaton, has been appointed clerk of the supreme court by Gov. Joseph M. Dixon, to succeed Dana Easton, de­ ceased. Croaby is an over-seas veter­ an, who was wounded in action. Hi* father waa a veteran of the Civil war, who waa disabled through disease con­ tracted la Libby prison. Crosby wa* postmaster at Livingston for seven months In 1921. MONTANA INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS INCREASE F EDERAL Income and profits taxi* collected la Montana during th* calendar year 1028 amounted to $V 881,522, au Increase of $523,006 or 21 per cent over 1922. Montana ranked eighteenth In the percentage of in­ crease. The average increase waa 21 per cent STATE LAND MEETING HELO MARCH ® D AS X the Montana land netfln- Beaverhead Abstract Co Oldest Set of Abstract Books in Beaverhead County. Land Office Proofs and Filings Pearl I. Smith Title Building Dillon, Montana BEE U8 For Land Fling«, Land Proofs, . Water Rights and Information on Load Titien Frank Hazelbaker, ^Pres DILLON, „MONTANA | Why Not Open an Account With Us? i ! L Time Certificates Checking Accounts Demand Certificates Four Pei Cent on Savings Country Accounts Handled W ith the Same Care and Attention That Is Accorded City Customers. Daly Bank and Trust Company oi A N A C O N D A x ! MILLER DEVELOPMENT CO i BREEDERS OF | Fine Sliorthorn Cattle | C h a s . E. M il l e r , P r e s . Wi*dom Montana This Bank I S UNDER STATE SUPERVISION Capital $25,000.00 Surplus $12,500.00 The Safety of Your Money Absolutfty GUARANTEED A Courteous, Ffficient Banking Service Extended to All Four Per Cent Paid on Time Deposit* The State Bank of Wisdom WK. HUNTLET, resident.

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 28 Feb. 1924, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn85053312/1924-02-28/ed-1/seq-2/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.